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Wathiq Abdul-Razzaq

Professor; Director, Introductory Physics Curriculum


I have had research activities in diverse areas including studies of magnetic and transport properties of thin films and multilayers, studies of magnetic nanoparticles, and applied studies related to health and environment. Currently my research is focusing on electrosmog, geomagnetism and education.

I am also the director of Introductory Physics Curriculum. I have the challenging job of participating in improving the introductory physics education at West Virginia University.

Selected Publications

  1. From Aquatic Life to Aviation, Are we affected by the magnetic field of the earth? Wathiq Abdul-Razzaq and R. Dale Biller, International Journal of Health Research and Innovation, 4, 1, P 25 (2016). 
  2. Cell Phone RF Radiation, Wathiq Abdul-Razzaq, The Physics Teacher, Vol. 53, P 224 (2015).
  3. The Earth’s magnetic field fuels inter-disciplinary education, Wathiq Abdul-Razzaq, Dale biller and Thomas Wilson, Phys. Educ. 50, P 218 (2015).
  4. Demonstrating the conservation of angular momentum using model cars moving along a rotating rod, Wathiq Abdul-Razzaq and Leonardo Golubovi´c, Phys. Educ. 48 (1), 42 (2013).
  5. Jet Lag From A Physics Point Of View, W. Abdul-Razzaq and D. Biller, American Journal of Health Sciences, 3 (4) 287 (2012).
  6. Leakage of microwave ovens, W. Abdul-Razzaq, R. Bushey and G. Winn, Phys. Educ. 46, 417 (2011).
  7. Geomagnetism and induced Voltage, W. Abdul-Razzaq and D. Biller, Phys. Educ. 45 (4), 368 (2010).
  8. Generating Student Interest In Physics: Using Relevant And Exciting Curriculum Additions, Wathiq Abdul-Razzaq, and Ryan Bushey, Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 6 (2), 35 (2009).
  9. An exciting experiment for pre-engineering and introductory physics students: Creating a DC motor using the Lorentz force, W. Abdul-Razzaq, M. Boehm and R. Bushey, Physics Education, 43 (2), 206 (2008).
  10. Quantification of Lead in Telephone Cord: Use of X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Technique, W. Abdul-Razzaq, U. Lee, S. Islam and A. Ducatman, App. Occ. Environ. Health, 18, 553 (2003).
  11. Environmental Magnetic Particles, W. Abdul-Razzaq, The Proceedings of the 27th International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems, March4-7, P831 (2002).
  12. Observation of Oxidation and Mechanical Strain in Cr Nanoparticles Produced by Ball Milling, W. Abdul-Razzaq and M. Seehra, Phys. Stat. Sol.(a), 193, 94 (2002).
  13. Discovery of Magnetite in the Exhausted Material from the Diesel Engine, W. Abdul-Razzaq and M. Gautam, Appl. Phys. Let. 78, 2018 (2001).
  14. Magnetic Properties of Ball-Milled Mn Nanoparticles, W. Abdul-Razzaq and Min Wu, Superlattices and Microstructures 29, 273 (2001).
  15. The Magnetic Transition Temperature Due to the Interlayer-Coupling in Magnetic/Non-Magnetic Multilayered Films, S.J. Lee and W. Abdul-Razzaq, J. Physical Society of Japan, 69, 34 (2000).
  16. Structural Characterization of Cu/Ni Superlattices by X-ray Diffraction Modeling, S.J. Lee, M.R. Bohmer, and W. Abdul-Razzaq, J. Magnetics, 5, 27 (2000).
  17. Nature of Magnetism in Cr Nanoparticles Produced by Ball-Milling, W. Abdul-Razzaq, A. Manivannan, and M.S. Seehra, Cluster and Nanostructure Interfaces, World Scientific Publishing, 185-190 (2000).
  18. Electron Transport Properties of Ni and Cr Thin Films, W. Abdul-Razzaq and M. Amoruso, Physica B 253, 47 (1998).
  19. Temperature Dependence of Magnetic State of Fe/Al Multilayered Films, S.J. Lee, J.S. Baek, Y.Y. Kim, and W. Y. Lim and W. Abdul-Razzaq, J. of Magnetics 2,93 (1997).
  20. The Impact of Layer Thickness on Magnetization, Magnetoresistance, Resistivity and Hall Effect in Cu/Ni Multilayered Films, W. AbdulRazzaq, Superlattices and Microstructures, 20, 137 (1996).
  21. Transport Properties of Cu/Ni Multilayer System, H. Sato, T.Matsudai, W. Abdul-Razzaq, C. Fierz, and P.A. Schroeder , J. Condens. Matter 6, 6151 (1994).
  22. Non-Oscillatory Behavior in the Magnetoresistance of Cu/Ni Superlattice, W. A. Razzaq, J. Appl. Phys. 75, 6567 (1994).
  23. In-Plane Resistivity Study in Cu/Ni Superlattice, W. Abdul-Razzaq, Physica B, 183, 53 (1993).
  24. Two Magnetic Ordering Temperatures in Fe/Al multilayered Films, Z. Wu, V. S. Babu, M. S. Seehra, and W. Abdul-Razzaq, Phys. Rev. B, 45, 2285 (1992).
  25. Synthesis and Magnetization of a Reentrant Ni-Mn Thin Film System, W. Abdul-Razzaq and M. Wu, J. Appl. Phys. 69, 5078 (1991).
  26. Spin-Glass Like Behavior in Cu/Ni Multilayered Films, Wu, M. and W. Abdul-Razzaq, Phys. Rev., 42, 4590 (1990).
  27. Unusual Magnetic Properties in Cu/Ni Multilayered Films, W. Abdul-Razzaq, J. Appl. Phys., 67, 4907 (1990).
  28. Interrelationship Between the Transition Temperatures of the (2223) and (2212) Phases of Bi-Superconductors, J. Zhao, M. Wu, W. Abdul-Razzaq and M. S. Seehra, Physica C, 165, 135 (1990).
  29. Hysteresis loops of CuMn thin spin-glass systems, W. Abdul-Razzaq, Phys. Rev. B, 39, 13 (1989).
  30. Galvanomagnetic Properties of Ag/M (M=Fe, Ni, Co) Layered Metallic Films, H. Sato, P. A. Schroeder, J. Slaughter, W. P. Pratt Jr., and W. Abdul-Razzaq, Superlattices and Microstructures, 4, 45 (1988).
  31. Ferro-Spin-Glass Domain Model for Disordered Ni-Mn, J. S. Kouvel, W. Abdul-Razzaq, and Kh. Ziq, Phys. Rev. B 35, 1768 (1987).
  32. Magnetic Phase Diagram of Disordered Ni-Mn Near the Multicritical Point, W. Abdul-Razzaq and J. S. Kouvel, Phys. Rev. B 35, 1764 (1987).